Set up WiFi via a USB Drive

Use this approach to connect SpectroLink™ to a wireless access-point.

For first time users, please refer to our user manual before proceeding. This feature requires SpectroLink™ software version 1.5.0 or above

What you need 

  • SpectroLink™ (incl. power supply)
  • USB flash drive 
  • Your WiFi credentials (SSID and password)
  • PC

Setting up WiFi on your SpectroLink™

Once you have a USB flash drive and your WiFi credentials ready, do the following: 

  1. Before you begin make sure that your SpectroLink™ is powered off.
  2. Right click on this template and save it somewhere on your computer.
  3. Open it on any text editor. 
  4. Replace YOUR-SSID with the name of your access point SSID
  5. Replace YOUR-WIFI_PASSWORD with your WiFi password. 
  6. Save your changes and then move it to the *root (top level) of your USB flash drive. 
  7. Eject the USB flash drive from your PC.
  8. **Plug the USB flash drive into your SpectroLink™. 
  9. Power on your SpectroLink™ by plugging in the power supply and wait for it to start up.
  10. Your SpectroLink™ should now be online and ready for use through SpectroWorks™. The USB flash drive can be safely removed. Refer to SpectroLink™ user manual for further instructions.

Repeat steps 7-9 for any other SpectroLink™ devices that you wish to set up on the same WiFi. 

* If your USB flash drive contains multiple partitions, place the wifi-config.txt file in the first partition. Alternatively, you may consider reformatting the drive or using a different USB flash drive. 

** To ensure proper functionality, please ensure that the USB flash drive is directly plugged into SpectroLink™, avoiding the use of USB hubs.